International : Development and Relief Services

Children's HopeChest

Transforming Lives and Communities Through Partnership

three stars

89.22

P.O. BOX 1190 Palmer Lake, CO 80133
tel: (719) 487-7800   Web Site
EIN: 33-0430285

Board Leadership
Sally Townsend
Chairperson

CEO
Ken Sparks
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.22 three stars
  Financial 84.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Children's HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate sustainable two-way transformation.
We connect communities in North America with communities of orphaned and vulnerable children overseas. Our unique Community-to-Community model leverages the power of relationships to see long-term, sustainable transformation occur in the lives of children and their surrounding communities.
We seek to bring lasting, positive transformation to those we serve, and in turn, our communities in North America are impacted as well.

Children's HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate sustainable two-way transformation.
We connect communities in North America with communities of orphaned and vulnerable children overseas. Our unique Community-to-Community model leverages the power of relationships to see long-term, sustainable transformation occur in the lives of children and their surrounding communities.
We seek to bring lasting, positive transformation to those we serve, and in turn, our communities in North America are impacted as well.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of children sponsored
10,756
Number of children served by our programs
34,000
Number of trips
101
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's HopeChest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's HopeChest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,564,585
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,564,585
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,564,585
   Other Revenue $-39,789
TOTAL REVENUE $7,524,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,896,325
   Administrative Expenses $1,043,316
   Fundraising Expenses $470,731
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,410,372
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $114,424
   
Net Assets $2,265,093

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,984 1.87% Kenneth Sparks CEO

Mission

Children's HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate sustainable two-way transformation.
We connect communities in North America with communities of orphaned and vulnerable children overseas. Our unique Community-to-Community model leverages the power of relationships to see long-term, sustainable transformation occur in the lives of children and their surrounding communities.
We seek to bring lasting, positive transformation to those we serve, and in turn, our communities in North America are impacted as well.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's HopeChest (CO) 89.22 three stars
All God's Children (IL) 96.46 four stars
Child Foundation (OR) 92.92 four stars
Cambodian Children's Fund (CA) 91.16 four stars
El Hogar Ministries (MA) 89.23 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's HopeChest
P.O. BOX 1190
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
tel: (719) 487-7800
EIN: 33-0430285

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Board Leadership

Sally Townsend
Chairperson

CEO

Ken Sparks
President, CEO